Celebrex Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A High Alanine Transaminase Level
  • A High Aspartate Transaminase Level
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • An Accidental Injury

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Common Cold
  • A Skin Rash
  • A Stuffy And Runny Nose
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands
  • Gas
  • Indigestion
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Throat Irritation

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Backache
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Head Pain
  • Inflammation Of The Elbow And Surrounding Tissue
  • Inflammation Of The Tissue Lining The Sinuses
  • Nausea

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Heart Attack
  • A Puncture, Tear Or Hole In The Esophagus
  • A Rupture In The Wall Of The Stomach Or Intestine
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Stroke
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • A Type Of Blood Disorder With A Decrease In All Types Of Blood Cells Called Pancytopenia
  • A Type Of Kidney Inflammation Called Interstitial Nephritis
  • A Type Of Significant Allergic Skin Reaction Called DRESS Syndrome
  • A Type Of Skin Disorder Called Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis
  • A Yellowing Of The Eyes Or Skin From Buildup Of Bilirubin Called Jaundice
  • An Increased Sodium Level In The Blood
  • Anemia
  • Angina, A Type Of Chest Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Bleeding Of The Stomach Or Intestines
  • Bleeding Within The Skull
  • Blockage Of The Stomach Or Intestine
  • Blood Clot In A Deep Vein Of The Extremities
  • Blood In The Bowel Movement
  • Bloody Urine
  • Bronchospasm
  • Cellulitis
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Damage To The Kidneys
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Diverticulitis
  • Elevation Of Proteins In The Urine
  • Erythema Multiforme, A Type Of Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Fainting
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Hemorrhage From The Conjunctiva Of The Eye
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Blood Sugar
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Levels Of Potassium In The Blood
  • Increase In The Number Of Platelets In The Blood
  • Inflammation Of The Bladder
  • Inflammation Of The Blood Vessels
  • Inflammation Of The Esophagus
  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Kidney Stones
  • Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Liver Failure
  • Liver Problems
  • Liver Tissue Death
  • Low Amount Of Potassium In The Blood
  • Low Amount Of Sodium In The Blood
  • Low Blood Counts Due To Bone Marrow Failure
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Meningitis Not Due To An Infection
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Puffy Face From Water Retention
  • Renal Papillary Necrosis
  • Rupture Of A Tendon
  • Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling
  • Sepsis
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Skin Rash With Sloughing
  • Stomach Or Intestinal Ulcer
  • Thrombophlebitis, An Inflamed Vein Due To A Blood Clot
  • Very Low Levels Of Granulocytes, A Type Of White Blood Cell
  • Visible Water Retention

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Loss Of Taste
  • A Migraine Headache
  • A Type Of Bumpy Skin Rash Called A Maculopapular Rash
  • A Type Of Stomach Irritation Called Gastritis
  • An Abnormal Increase In Muscle Tone
  • An Increased Need To Urinate Often
  • An Ovarian Cyst
  • Anxious Feelings
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruising Under The Skin
  • Burping
  • Chest Pain
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis, A Type Of Skin Rash That Occurs From Contact With An Offending Substance
  • Cough
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Depression
  • Difficult Or Painful Urination
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Skin
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Eye Pain
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Fever
  • Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Hair Loss
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hives
  • Increased Hunger
  • Increased Sensitivity Of The Skin To The Sun
  • Ineffective Painful Straining Of Stool Or Urine
  • Inflammation Of The Lining Of A Joint
  • Inflammation Of The Lining Of The Stomach And Intestines
  • Inflammation Of The Skin Due To An Allergy
  • Itching
  • Joint Pain
  • Laryngitis
  • Leg Cramps
  • Loss Of Muscle Coordination
  • Low Energy
  • Muscle Pain
  • Nervousness
  • No Sense Of Smell
  • Nosebleed
  • Numbness
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Pain
  • Pain In The Arms Or Legs
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Skin Irritation
  • Stomatitis, A Condition With Painful Swelling And Sores Inside The Mouth
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Vomiting
  • Water Retention
  • Weight Gain

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